Photograph by Cassie LeBel
By Karl Heine
In these modern times, news can be found in a plethora of places. From the television, to numerous social media apps, even from the slowly fading newspaper industry, information can be found just about anywhere. On campus, you can even grab a copy of the New York Times for free, though in reality most members of Cape Cod Community College (4Cs) look externally for their stories.
Ben Schofield, a 20-year-old student at 4Cs said that he watches the news on television for “ten minutes in the morning” before he sets out for the day.
Additionally, Schofield uses the social media app Twitter to get a quick scoop of the day’s events. Should he find a topic which interests him, Schofield will get off the app to research the topic further on his own, then he turns to technology to inform the ever-present younger generations of his findings.
“I generally get most of my news from NPR these days; interesting, relevant information with minimal bias.” said Communications Professor, Tyler Daniels, when asked where he receives his daily news
Professor Daniels’ response reflects a sentiment felt by many others in today’s news-heavy world: The problem of bias.
Although journalism at its core is meant to be impartial, prejudices can often be seen slipping through the cracks. Massive news outlets tend to lean either Left or Right and push the agenda of their respective sides. All too few are reliable and neutral sources, such as National Public Radio which leaves people to search for news filtered through a sea of bias.
It is equally important for the daily news you receive to be impartial as receiving the news in our modern times, can seem like a difficult but not impossible feat no matter what side you lean towards.